Hi all,

After having some problems recently to install a TFS platform, I decided to post some tips and tricks about it.

Even if  your favorite search engine (just in case I precise Bing www.bing.com Smile) is your best friend to troubleshoot errors with a copy/paste of the error number or/and error descriptions, you can have multiple causes for the same error. You will find mine below and even if it does not fix your problem, it’s a kind of checklist.

  • TFS31001: Team Foundation cannot retrieve the list of team projects
  • TFS31002: Unable to Connect to this Team Foundation Server
    • This error is also linked to security permissions
    • Check your server name syntax, check in IIS your application pools are started as well as your TFS windows services
    • On my side the problem was linked to the Workgroup edition, you have to declare your users/groups as licensed users.
  • TFS30224: Failed to retrieve projects from the report server
    • Check if your reportserver is up
    • Check if the Reporting Services service is started
    • One solution is to reinstall the SP1 of TFS2008 after the installation of Team Explorer.

Vincent